Video from ISS shows how astronauts celebrated Christmas in space

They hung stockings, albeit not very festive ones.
  • The International Space Station (ISS) has spent 25 years in orbit, during which time more than 270 astronauts have visited
  • This Christmas, astronauts onboard ISS celebrated Christmas much like we do here on Earth
  • They took the day off, opened presents, ate a Christmas Dinner, and even watched a movie

Published on Dec 29, 2023 at 5:11PM (UTC+4)

Last updated on Dec 29, 2023 at 9:16PM (UTC+4)

Edited by Alessandro Renesis
Video from ISS shows how astronauts celebrated Christmas in space

There’s being away from home at Christmas, then there’s being in space at Christmas.

But despite being approximately 400 kilometers (250 miles) above Earth, astronauts onboard the International Space Station (ISS) still celebrated Christmas this year.

Check out how ISS astronauts spent their Christmas in the video down below!

Just like many on Earth, the astronauts took Christmas Day off to open presents and enjoy a Christmas dinner.

They crew even took time out to watch the 1989 slapstick comedy, ‘National Lampoons Christmas Vacation’.

And no Christmas would be complete without hanging Christmas stocking, although they weren’t quite as festive as those hung in houses across Earth over Christmas.

The crew’s Christmas stockings took the firm of grey and black thermal socks, but they did add a little festive cheer by donning Santa hats that stood straight up, thanks to the microgravity experienced by the ISS.

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